The new relationship between the two organisations will see the County Club assist the Fire Service in raising awareness of fire safety practices such as Don’t get caught out – test your smoke alarms weekly.
This awareness drive will start with a fire engine, smoke house simulator and fire prevention team in attendance throughout Wednesday’s half-term floodlit encounter which starts at 4.40pm with an expected finish at 10.25pm.
Derbyshire Director of Partnerships Ryan Duckett said: “We are delighted to embark on a mutually beneficial partnership with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Head Coach Karl Krikken is looking forward to getting Derbyshire’s Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign back underway as the squad prepares for a Bank Holiday weekend double header against Scotland and Durham.
With most teams in Group B already playing three or four fixtures, Derbyshire’s LV= County Championship Division One commitments has limited the county to just one match, which ended in a No Result against Lancashire at the beginning of May.
The Falcons will be hoping their double header against Scotland on Sunday and Durham the day after will provide the perfect platform as they side aim to claim their first wins in this year’s competition.
“We are looking forward to getting back into the competition after our wash-out against Lancashire earlier this month,” Krikken said. “We obviously haven’t started our campaign really yet. Some Club’s have played three or four games already so we will be looking to start with a victory on Sunday against the Saltires.
Supporters will receive a refund on the price of their matchday ticket if they purchase the new Six Pack Ticket at the Gateway Centre on the day. Get yours today to enjoy six matches for just £55.
The Six Pack Ticket voucher book allows supporters to choose any six matches, from either the Friends Life t20, Yorkshire Bank 40 or for a day’s play in the LV= County Championship, to attend throughout the 2013 season.
Supporters who buy a Six Pack Ticket will receive a full refund on their matchday ticket (one matchday ticket refund per Six Pack) if they show their ticket stub on purchase. Supporters should note that they will use their first ticket for that day's play.
The packs are available for just £55, and they give you the flexibility to attend the games which best suit you and your timetable. But there is no need to tell us in advance which games you would like to attend, just show-up on the day and bring your Six Pack Ticket to gain entrance to any home group game in any competition.
The packs will also include exclusive voucher offers including 10% off in the Club shop, entry to try our Members’ Lounge in the Lund Pavilion and 10% off match-day Hospitality.
By David Griffin
Derbyshire’s visit to Edinburgh to face Scotland in the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition on Sunday will be our first visit since 2008 when appalling weather conditions meant that the Captains didn’t even make it out to the middle for the toss at Titwood, Glasgow.
The only other occasion when there was no play in a Derbyshire versus Scotland fixture was in 1986 when the Saltires were due to visit Derby for a friendly fixture but didn’t even travel to the County Ground as the prevailing conditions were so bad.
There have been 18 scheduled limited overs matches between the two sides with Derbyshire winning 13 and Scotland winning twice, plus the two abandonments mentioned above.
In 2005, the sides tied in a thrilling game at Derby, with both teams scoring 220. Scotland had been reduced to 102-5 before Dougie Lockhart’s unbeaten 88 ensured that the game ended with the scores level.
Derbyshire Captain Wayne Madsen today joins a host of high profile cricketers in supporting ‘Batting for Charity’, an initiative organised by County Championship sponsors LV=.
The charity initiative will see Madsen display an LV= sticker on his bats for the remainder of the cricket season and in return, LV= will donate £250 to Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, as nominated by Madsen.
Sands is an organisation that offers support to families following the death of a baby, before during or shortly after birth. The support is extended to more than just the immediate family, and Sands core aims also include research into practices to help reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
Madsen said: “I am delighted to be able to hand my support to Sands this season. It is an incredibly worthy cause which is close to my heart. The support and help the charity offers people is second to none and I hope my donation can help them continue their excellent work.”
Cricket Derbyshire is committed to supporting their selected Charity Partners throughout the current season, including match-day experiences at Yorkshire Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 matches at the County Ground.
Following applications from a large number of charities and a careful selection process focussing on association with Derbyshire, project delivery in the County, previous partnership work and the opportunity for Cricket Derbyshire to make a difference – Cricket Derbyshire selected the three local charities.
Derby-based Sight Support Derbyshireraise funds to support 25,000 visually impaired people throughout the county. The money raised will help provide a range of services including sports and leisure activities which enable people to gain all the health and social benefits associated with participating in sport and group activities.
Hospitality packages for Friends Life t20 fixtures against Durham, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire at the County Ground are selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.
The Club have received a high-volume of interest in hospitality packages for the FLt20 fixtures in July. The Club have also almost sold out on hospitality packages for Derbyshire’s FLt20 clash with Yorkshire, on Sunday 14th July at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.
Hospitality guests will be able to enjoy the FLt20 match of their choice within a comfortable and relaxing environment - so why not make your visit to the County Ground a special one.
Guests will be treated to a three course meal while watching some top-class cricket from some of the best seats at the Ground, accompanied with balcony views, from just £85 per person.
Free parking, Match Day Programme, scorecard and use of the bar facilities are also included in the price, and hospitality packages are available for selected fixtures in the LV= County Championship, Friends Life t20 and Yorkshire Bank 40 competitions.
Sussex sealed a nine-wicket victory against Derbyshire on the final morning of their LV= County Championship Division One fixture at the County Ground.
Steve Magoffin claimed two wickets on Day 4 to take his tally to four for the innings, as the hosts were dismissed for 219, leaving Sussex chasing 42 runs for victory.
Tim Groenewald claimed the early wicket of Chris Nash, but Michael Yardy (18*) and Luke Wells (23*) saw the visitors to their victory target before lunch.
Speaking after the game, Head Coach Karl Krikken said: "We have got to get more consistent as we had periods of the game when we were on top. But Michael Yardy and Chris Jordan batted beautifully and they took the game away from us.
Mark Footitt finished with career best figures of 6-120 in the morning, as a defiant Derbyshire secured a second innings lead despite losing regular wickets on Day 3 against Sussex at the County Ground.
Paceman Footitt claimed the wicket of Monty Panesar to pick up his sixth wicket of the innings, as the visitors were dismissed for 401, a lead of 178, with Michael Yardy top scoring with a magnificent 153.
But after an excellent 73-run stand between Chesney Hughes (32) and Wayne Madsen (32), Derbyshire lost regular wickets and ended the day just 11-runs ahead with three wickers in hand on 189-7.
Sussex resumed this morning on 328-8, with Yardy unbeaten on 121 and a lead of 105 runs. But it wasn’t long before Derbyshire picked up their first wicket of the day as Footitt removed Panesar, as the paceman claimed career best figures of 6-120.
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